Nov 222013

No one should have to be alone for the holidays.
Traditionally, Bread of Life Mission serves more lonely, homeless, hurting people at the Great Thanksgiving Banquet than at any other time of the year. With continued poor economic conditions, the mission, located in Holbrook, is expecting an increased number of requests for assistance from people on the edge of financial failure or homelessness.
“Bread of Life Mission doesn’t just care for people on the streets,” said Mission Director Cherise Merrick. “Our doors are open to anyone in the community who doesn’t want to be alone on Thanksgiving, or anyone lacking the finances for their own holiday meal.
If you would like to help, the mission will need all the traditional fixings for Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, prepared or unprepared, including turkeys, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, salad, biscuits/rolls, dessert, drinks, paper products, plates, napkins, cups, utensils. The mission also needs money at this time for holiday emergencies.
Volunteers are needed to prepare and bring, to come and serve, and to share freezer space for turkeys (only until two days before the holiday). Please call (928) 524-3874 if you can help.
Provided that the community donates extra holiday food, the mission will give out Thanksgiving food boxes as long as supplies last. People who would like to be on the list for food boxes should call the mission at 524-3874.
Bread of Life Mission thinks everyone should have the opportunity to share a meal and fellowship on this day. The community is welcome. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the mission, located at 885 Hermosa Drive in Holbrook.